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Pacific Media Watch is compiled for the Pacific Media Centre as a regional media freedom and educational resource by a network of journalists, students, stringers and commentators.

By RNZ Pacific New Zealand's Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, says Indonesia is making progress in West Papua with the welcoming of a press pack. Peters was...

By Jigger J. Jerusalem in Cagayan De Oro, Mindanao, Philippines In the wake of an attack against a hard-hitting Filipino broadcaster in Kidapawan City -...

Maria Ressa and the Philippines "war on truth". Video: Al Jazeera's Witness Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk International human rights lawyers Amal Clooney and Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Journalists have gathered for a three-day event at the University of the South Pacific in Suva to discuss the rise of...

By Tempo Timor in Dili Proposals to make defamation a crime in Timor-Leste have sparked public debate about a controversial law that could see people...

Mixed reactions in Hong Kong after protesters stormed the Legislative Council on Monday, the anniversary of the former British colony's 1997 return to Chinese...

By RNZ Pacific Murder charges have been laid in the case of the French Polynesian journalist Jean-Pascal Couraud, who vanished in 1997. The accused are Couraud's...

By RNZ News The New Zealand Herald’s new premium paywall could turn readers to digital competitor Stuff, warns Auckland University of Technology communication studies lecturer Dr...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Cook Islands censor has backtracked on its initial decision to ban Rocketman. Instead, the Cook Islands Internal Affairs has followed the...

By RNZ Media are a crucial part of the democratic process and accessibility to politicians is key to informing the public, say Pacific journalists visiting...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A new handbook for the existential problem of our time – climate change – has been published as a boost for...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Papua New Guinea’s Police Minister Bryan Kramer has used social media to arrest a man accused of sexually abusing his granddaughter. Kramer...

By RNZ Pacific One of Vanuatu's leading journalists has said the right to information law has contributed to an air of openness in the country. The...

By RNZ Pacific  Clinging to the top of a swaying coconut tree, Vanuatu journalist Edgar Howard carefully plucks out his phone from his pocket. He's clambered...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A prominent Cook Islands lawyer intends to take a court challenge against the censor’s impending ban of the film Rocketman, reports the...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The movie Rocketman is likely to be banned in the Cook Islands, despite having already been in the cinema for a...

OPEN LETTER: By Keith Jackson I joined the Australian Journalists Association (now the MEAA - Media Alliance) in, I think, 1971, when I still lived...

Press freedom groups are sounding the alarm over a pair of police raids on journalists in Australia. Video: Democracy Now! By Democracy Now! Press freedom groups...

Pacific Media Watch Newdesk Despite Papua New Guinea's dangerous reputation, tourists to the country are regarded as "special guests" and are seldom targeted by criminals,...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Papua New Guinea's new Police Minister Bryan Kramer intends to run a social media program where the public can get in...

COMMENTARY: By Alexandra Menzies of UTS Central News in Sydney As I stood out the front of the ABC's Sydney headquarters on Wednesday morning (June...

ANALYSIS: By Denis Muller of the University of Melbourne In their raids on media organisations, journalists and whistleblowers, the Australian Federal Police have shown themselves...